Not for First-Timers; Tough but Worth it Sep 20, 2015 | Marathon Overall Rating: olsonm73 FIRST-TIMER '15 Follow This was the most challenging Marathon I've run to date. The Route had sloping hills nearly the entire way with 2 major inclines. I do Not recommend this for first-timers. … MORE This was the most challenging Marathon I’ve run to date. The Route had sloping hills nearly the entire way with 2 major inclines. I do Not recommend this for first-timers. 1 memoriable mention was the run by the lower river basin, there was a stink that almost made all runners pass out (pretty rank). This course was a rural run which added to the scenic run (Fantastic) and made this very rewarding and enjoyable but scored the low scores due to lack of any course support. Nature was your port-a-potty (BYO T-P). I had a solid 20m but the wheels fell off the last 10K. Still glad I ran this event. DIFFICULTY 5 PRODUCTION 1 SCENERY 5 SWAG 1 Please login to reply to this review.